Lemon Grass Vegetable and Noodle Soup by Tarla Dalal

The first impression is very important, be it for a person or a meal. So, why not start your meal with an aromatic stir-fried vegetable soup? this lemongrass flavored soup is so exotic and tasty that it is sure to fire up your gastronomical machinery and set the pace for a wonderful meal ahead. By increasing the amount of noodles a bit, you can even serve the lemongrass, vegetable and noodle soup as a healthy between-meal snack or a simple supper on days when you feel heavy.

Ingredients

Chopped lemon grass 3 Tablespoon , roughly chopped
Boiled noodles 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Whole dry kashmiri red chilies 2 , torn, soaked, drained
Finely chopped garlic 2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Sliced and blanched baby corn 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Thinly sliced and blanched carrots 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Blanched broccoli florets 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sliced and blanched french beans 2 Tablespoon
Soy sauce 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Vegetarian seasoning cube 1 , lightly crushed

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Combine the lemon grass and ½ cup of water. Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste. Strain the mixture using a strainer and keep the lemon grass water aside.

2. Soak the red chilies in enough warm water for 20 minutes and drain well.

MAKING

3. In mortar and pestle, combine the soaked red chilies, garlic and ginger. Pound it into a coarse paste. Keep aside.

4. In a non-stick pan, heat oil, add the baby corn, carrot, broccoli and French beans. Saute the vegetables over medium flame for about 1-2 minutes.

5. Add 2 cups of hot water, 2 tsp of the red chili- garlic -ginger paste, lemon grass water, boiled noodles, soy sauce, salt and crushed seasoning cube. Mix well. Bring to boil and simmer for 1-2 minutes.

SERVING

6. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 240Calories from Fat 81

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 388 mg16.17%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet